Sunday Festival Hub – Rights of Woman
Bloomsbury Festival is five-day celebration (17-21 Oct 2018) of the area’s pioneering creativity. Presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection, each October the Festival shines a light on the radical imaginations, institutions, and 11,000 residents that shape contemporary Bloomsbury.
This year the festival’s theme is ‘Activists and Architects of Change‘. 2018 marks the centenary of The Representation of the People Act 1918, which permitted women to vote for the first time. Whilst not all women (or indeed all men…) had the vote, it was a crucial moment in the campaign for equality and democracy. Bloomsbury has a rich history of activism and is as radical now as it has ever been; Bloomsbury institutions, thinkers and scientists pioneer change across the arts and sciences. We anticipate an interesting and inspiring 2018 Festival!
For the forth year running Conway Hall are delighted to be hosting the Sunday Bloomsbury Festival Hub. Named after Bloomsbury resident Mary Wollstonecraft’s famous 1792 paper, Rights of Woman, The Bloomsbury Festival’s hub at Conway Hall, contains rousing talks, vital debates and thought-provoking exhibitions from some of the boldest and bravest voices around.
Talks & Discussions
2.30pm: Women’s Work
12 noon & 2pm: Speak Up, Speak Out
Performances & Screenings
11am & 3.45pm: Mrs Shaw Herself
11am-5.30pm: The Ladies Bridge
6.30pm: Barbican Piano Trio
Exhibitions – 11am-5.30pm